I've wanted a decent wine journal for some time, and was excited when I saw this one. The execution fell a little short though. The book is black, hardcover, with an embossed wine bottle and glasses, it's pretty cool looking. There is an elastic bookmark that helps keep the book closed, that was handy. The layout is where my biggest problems are. There are a couple of note pages at the beginning, a glossary, some pre-defined tabs are next, they are: sparkling, White, Rose, Red, Fortified-Sweet, and Spirits. There were 6 tabs for you to define yourself after that. The pages are all numbered and there is a spot for an index in the back which I liked quite a bit. The notes sections in the pre-defined sections didn't seem quite practical, each page will hold information for one wine. Information about the suggested glass, ideal pairing, and where/when/with who didn't seem to add much value. I would have liked a more open format like the undefined tabs have. Those tabs are broken into 5 blank sections, so you could run on with some reviews and be terse with others.
The final part of the book is a pocket, I guess for receipts or labels. There are a number of stickers some are for the undefined tabs, others are to decorate your reviews. There is also information on how to download templates that would be pasted into the book. I'm not sure that the binding would withstand too many pages pasted in.